Wall System 1 is one of Noisestop Systems highest performing party wall soundproofing kits. Combining the essential acoustic products to soundproof an existing wall to achieve high levels of sound insulation, whilst keeping space loss in the room to below 85mm, including the stud frame. Wall System 1 comprises of 50mm acoustic insulation which will block and absorb sound waves, therefore reducing airborne sound through the wall. The soundbreaker bars attached to the stud frame are an acoustic hanger, they will adsorb vibration that would normally transfer through your walls, and this vibration is how the sound transfers between rooms. The final layer of Noisestop 1+ panels combine mass and density to block airborne sound, the combination of acoustic plasterboard and the mass vinyl backing will reduce airborne sound and vibration of the plasterboard. AC50 acoustic sealants are used to seal the edges of the boards and around the perimeter of the wall. Using acoustic sealant will ensure no small gaps are left between the boards for sound to escape.
- System thickness only 85mm
- Creates a false acoustic wall
- Combines acoustic products to reduce airborne and impact sound through your wall
- Use on any wall type including party walls and stud walls
- 30 minute fire protection
- DIY soundproofing solution
- Part E compliant for separating walls
- Noisy neighbour soundproofing solution as well as or rooms that might require high levels of sound insulation, cinema rooms and music rooms
Fitting Wall System 1
Wall System 1 is fitted using a timber or metal stud frame. Erect the framework in the normal manner, try to avoid fixing directly into the party wall, this will reduce sound transfer between the two walls. The stud frame should be fixed to the floor and ceiling and the return walls.
- Fill the cavity with the DFM acoustic insulation, ensure no gaps are left. Acoustic insulation will absorb sound and reduce reverberation
- Fit the soundbreaker bars to the stud frame at 600mm centres using screws. More information on fitting soundbreaker bars is available here. Acoustic hangers will reduce vibration through the walls structure
- Screw the Noisestop 1+ panels to the soundbreaker bars, no need to pre-drill any holes. Soundproof panels with high density barriers will block sound and reduce vibration
Noisestop Tip – If you can build your stud wall with a small gap between the new wall you will reduce sound transferring between the two walls. Leaving a gap of at least 10mm would be sufficient to reduce sound bridging between the two walls. Doing this will ensure a higher level of sound insulation.
Noisestop Tip – Apply the acoustic sealant to the edge of each board as you install them before you put the next one up. By applying the sealant as you go you will ensure a really good acoustic seal at the end. Once you have finished you can go round filling any small areas that require filling.
Reduce flanking noise
When you are considering any form of wall soundproofing you should take into account flanking sound. Sound travels around a building through any cavities it can find, one of the easiest ways for sound to pass through is between floor cavities. Sound transferring through these areas is flanking sound. When you soundproof a wall you should consider reducing the chance of sound transferring through floor cavities between the floor joists. If your floor joists are shared with a neighbouring property it is easy or sound to transfer through the floor. If you are soundproofing a party wall you should check to see if floor joists are going through to your neighbours property. Do this by checking which way your floorboards are running. If they run in the same direction as the wall the chances are you floor joists will be running into the wall, this will increase the chance of flanking sound transferring between the properties.
The easiest way to reduce flanking sound through your floors is to insulate between the floor joists. Remove a few floor boards up against the wall and fill the cavity against the wall with acoustic insulation 80k/m³ would be a suitable density of slab to use. Fit the slabs against the wall, coming back into the room approximately 600mm, or the width off a slab.
Wall soundproofing comparison
|Product||Application||Systems thickness||Noise reduction on a party wall||Noise reduction for stud walls|
|Wall System1||Solution for party walls||85mm||60dB|
|Wall System 2||Solution for party walls||45mm||55dB|
|Stud Wall Kit 50mm Insulation||Solution for party walls and independent stud walls||95mm including stud frame||61||51dB|
|Stud Wall Kit 75mm Insulation||Solution for party walls and independent stud walls||120mm including stud frame||63dB||53dB|
|Stud Wall Kit 100mm|
|Solution for party walls and independent stud walls||145mm including stud frame||66dB||56dB|
How to soundproof walls – A wall soundproofing guide
The Noisestop range of products has been fitted into homes and businesses across the UK for more than twenty years. In that time we have been able to develop the Noisestop range of products to ensure the very best levels of soundproofing to restore peace and quiet at work and in your homes.
Using our extensive knowledge of the soundproof and acoustic industry we have been able to develop products to soundproof walls, floors and ceilings that are both affordable and more importantly good at what they do. All the products we supply have been tried and tested in real life situations in homes and businesses, so we know they work in real life situations, not just in a lab.
From our base in Yorkshire we are well placed to deliver your soundproofing requirements throughout the UK. We send all our soundproof products direct so we have full control over all the products that leave our warehouse.
Our team are ready and willing in assisting you with any enquiries relating to products in the Noisestop range. Whether you are unsure about a product, or you don’t know which solution to choose, don’t worry we have had many years of experience which we can share with you to help solve any noise related issue.
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